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Cultivating engaged global citizens through innovative interdisciplinary programs and diverse community partnerships

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies is the college of the 21st century. We provide the university and local community with experiences, expertise and programming that deepens our understanding of the world and equips us to address the complex issues of the future. We do this through our innovative curriculum by providing students with high-impact learning experiences like service-learning projects, study abroad opportunities, internships, living and learning communities and intensive writing and research opportunities.

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Civil Discourse professor publishes opinion piece for MLK Day

January 18, 2021

"Rather than seeing him as a near-mythical icon, learning about King's fears can provide us the necessary inspiration to push through our own doubts and find our own sources of strength."

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This Friday, join @GVSU history professor Matthew Daley for our free webinar: The Architecture of Production. Delve into the architectural features, neighborhoods & lives of workers in #GrandRapids’ furniture factories during the 19th century. RSVP ➡️

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We acknowledge that our classrooms and offices are located on the ancestral territory of the People of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi.